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EFBC Dinner Club, February 10
4:45 PM in Fellowship Hall
LINE 1: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn on cob, roll
LINE 2: pork loin, scalloped potatoes, green beans, roll

First Family

Missions

Serve Portland, Oregon, 2016

Wednesday, February 10 | 7:00 PM | Room W105
There are three great opportunities for you to serve in Portland, Oregon, alongside an EFBC church planter. Join us for an informational meeting.

  • TRIP 1: April 21-25 Prayer Walking and Evangelism
    Help prepare the way for what God has planned in 2016 with bathing the streets of north Portland in prayer.
  • TRIP 2:June 23-27 Coffee Shop Evangelism
    Engage the local community where they gather. Meet locals and talk Jesus while visiting local coffee shops.
  • TRIP 3: September 22-26 Parks and Recreation
    Enjoy the warm weather and engage the community with the Gospel while using the urban parks as your tool and background.

Baptist Mission Center Project

Wednesday, February 17 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Baptist Mission Center
Everyone is welcome to join the HappyTimers’ Ministry as they volunteer in the pharmacy at the Baptist Mission Center in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, February 17. Meet at EFBC at 8:00 AM and return by noon. The Mission Center welcomes any donations of men’s socks, underwear, personal care items, food, clothing, household items, etc. In addition, this is a great place to donate your empty medication bottles. Drop off donations at EFBC’s Church Office by Tuesday, February 16. For details, contact Carl Schwab, 405-348-7835. Baptist Mission

Spring Break Mission Opportunities

Adults and students, this spring break EFBC is partnering with Oak Ridge Estates and Oak Ridge Kids Club for a stay home mission trip on Monday, March 14, through Thursday, March 17, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

We will serve the families of Oak Ridge Estates by providing healthy lunches for the kids while on break from school. We will also be organizing activities, and teaching Gospel driven messages to the kids each day.

This is a great opportunity to get yourself or your Connection Group involved in missions. Students, if you are not going on the Chicago Mission Trip and want to serve your community, join us at Oak Ridge! For more information, contact Billy Fuller, 405-473-2836, EMAIL Billy.

First Family

News

Nehemiah Sermon Series

Sundays, 9:30 AM, Worship Center
Don’t miss Pastor Gideon’s new sermon series from Nehemiah in the Worship Center at 9:30 AM on Sunday mornings. Visit SERMONS to catch up on past messages.

"Expect Great Things from God . . . Attempt Great Things for God" Nehemiah was a man who was determined, he stood strong in the face of serious opposition. His courage came from believing that the favor of God was upon him and that God would grant his people success when they are centered in His will. As we pursue the vision God has for us who better to learn from than Nehemiah. We too, should ‘Expect great things from God as we attempt great things for God.”

Parents of Teens

Feb 7, 14, and 21 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room C206
February is the month of Love, but love and luuuuv are sometimes hard things to talk about with our children. If you dread having “THE” conversation, with your elementary, preteen, or teenage child, the one about Purity and what that means, then come to the Parents of Preteen class for the next three weeks as we tackle important topic and look at what the Bible says about “THE” topic, your role in it, but also talk about practical do’s and don’ts for having this important conversation. Parents of Preteen meet in Room C206, second floor of the Children's Wing,  at 11:00 AM.

EFBC Proposed Building Expansion Project

The Proposed Building Expansion Project will be funded by our BUILDING TOGETHER pledges over a five-year period, 2016 -2020. Pledges will be received during the BUILDING TOGETHER PLEDGE DAYS on Sunday, February 14, and Sunday, February 21. Already, pledges totaling $2,500,000 have been received from 143 pledgers during our pre-campaign capital funds drive.

Our Goal: Not Equal Gifts … but Equal Sacrifice  Follow BUILDING TOGETHER

Children’s Ministry (1st - 6th)

FANTASTIC FEBRUARY 2016 is a competition between 1st-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, and 5th-6th grade, each competing as a group. Don’t miss these upcoming fun Sunday dress up days! Learn more at fantasticFEB

  • February 14: SuperHero / Princess Day
  • February 21: School Spirit Day (show off your school pride)
  • February 28: Team Spirit Day (every grade has their own unique colors)
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Arts After School (K - 5th)

Tuesdays | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Fellowship Hall
ARTS AFTER SCHOOL is a great way for children, kindergarten thru 5th grade, to receive training in the fine arts and to learn ways to use these skills as an act of worship. You can sign your kids up at any time for this weekly event. Meet in Fellowship Hall, Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:15 PM. Visit ARTS AFTER SCHOOL

One Night (5th - 6th)

Saturday, February 27, thru Sunday, February 28
preteens and their friends are invited for a ONE NIGHT experience that will radically change their lives. It will be a huge sleep over, 5th grade boys at one house and 5th grade girls at another, 6th grade boys at another and 6th grade girls still another. Cost is $25. Bring clothes to sleep in, swim suit, and clothes for Sunday (we will wear our One Night shirts to church) also bring sleeping bags and pillows. Learn more and pay online at PRETEEN.

Student Worship Arts (6th - 12th)

Tuesdays | 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM | Choir Room
Student Worship Arts is an opportunity for students, 6th thru 12th grade, to become more involved in our worship experiences and to hone their musical skills for the glory of God. Meet from 4:15 - 5:15 PM on Tuesdays in the Choir Room. Visit STUDENT WORSHIP ARTS

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Student Ministry (7th - 12th)

IGNITION WEEKEND: Time is running out to sign up for Ignition Weekend!!! You do not want to miss out on this weekend. Dates are Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14. Cost is $50. Pay online at IGNITION.

FANTASTIC FEBRUARY: Don’t miss these fun dress up days!

  • February 14: Ignition T-Shirt
  • February 21: Star Wars
  • February 28: Red Neck
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Wednesday Evenings @ EFBC

Wednesday evenings begin with EFBC Dinner Club at 4:45 PM in Fellowship Hall and evening activities for the entire family from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. TOPICS are Adult Bible studies designed to provide relevant, practical answers to questions about God and the Christian life. NEW adult TOPICS classes begin next Wednesday, February 3. Visit TOPICS for more info.

Dinner Club Menu

Wednesday, February 10

The First Family gathers in Fellowship Hall each Wednesday at 4:45 PM for our weekly fellowship meal which is complimentary for first-time guests.
LINE 1:
fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn on the cob, roll, salad bar, drinks, and dessert
LINE 2:
pork loin, scalloped potatoes, green beans, roll, salad bar, drinks, and dessert

  • $3.50 for Children 12 and under
  • $5.00 for Youth and adults
  • $15.00 Maximum per family (adults and children residing together in the same household)
  • GUESTS
    The Fellowship Meal is complimentary for first time guests.
  • MONTHLY
    A 10% non-refundable discount is available for those who pay by the month. The monthly fee for individuals is $18.00; couples are $36.00; and families are $54.00.
  • CARRYOUT
    Carryout meals will be available as long as food is available, from 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM, at regular prices.
  • RESERVATIONS
    Reservations are necessary. You may make yours on a weekly or monthly basis any Wednesday evening or by calling the church office, 405-341-0253, by noon on the preceding Monday.
  • PAYMENT
    We accept cash and checks, no credit cards please.